Canada vs. U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know

A victory in Monday’s semifinal vs. the U.S. means Canada would get the chance to play for the gold medal in next Friday’s final at the Tokyo Olympics.

Canada's Christine Sinclair

The Canadian women’s team is on the cusp changing the colour of the medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

A victory in Monday’s semifinal means Canada would get the chance to play for the gold medal, allowing the Reds to improve upon the bronze medals they won at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

All that is standing in the way of Canada, No. 8 in the current FIFA world rankings, is the United States - the two-time defending World Cup champions and No. 1 ranked team in the world.

Here’s what you need to know about Monday’s match (4:00 a.m. ET) between Canada and the United States at Kashima Stadium.